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Brazil close to paralysis as truckers press on with strike

Bras - Brazil appeared on the verge of a standstill on the fourth day of a nationwide truckers' strike Thursday as road blockades caused severe shortages of fuel and food, despite a move by the state-owned oil company to defuse the crisis.

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegal maids

Seoul - A Korean Air heiress known for a "nut rage" tantrum that sparked national uproar was summoned for questioning Thursday for illegally hiring immigrants to work as maids, the latest scandal to engulf her billionaire family.

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

Kuala Lumpur - The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

MH370 search under review, may be scrapped: Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur - The hunt for missing flight MH370 is being reviewed and may be scrapped, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday, as the country's new government seeks cuts in public spending.

Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport

Jerusalem - Israel has built a unique "missile net" to defend a new airport, as part of a newly-completed segment of its eastern border barrier, a military official said Friday.

Chinese hail 'hero' pilot who landed with broken cockpit window

Bejing - The pilot who made an emergency landing in southwest China after a broken cockpit window sucked his co-pilot halfway out of the aircraft was hailed as a "hero" on Tuesday by astonished citizens.

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

Washington - US fighter jets intercepted two long-range Russian "Bear" bombers in international airspace off western Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said Saturday.

Emirates airline profit more than doubles on cargo demand

Dubai - Leading Middle East airline Emirates said on Wednesday its net profits had more than doubled last year, mainly on improved cargo business.

Helicopter taxi apps offer escape from traffic-choked megacities

Fpo - Within minutes of using an app to book a ride, Agostino Fernandes was looking down on lush greenery from a helicopter taxi high above Bangalore -- one of several Uber-style chopper services taking off to help commuters tackle increasingly congested meg...

Dutch eye Air France woes fearing headwinds for KLM

Den Haag - Dutch politicians and unions are watching the unfolding crisis at Air France with increasing concern, amid fears the turbulence at the French company will sideswipe its Dutch partner KLM -- another chapter in an already stormy union.

As US military air crash toll rises, lawmaker calls for probe

Washington - A senior US lawmaker introduced legislation Monday to create a panel looking into military aviation mishaps, following a string of deadly incidents including one last week that killed nine airmen.

Air France's future in the balance, warns economy minister

Paris - France's economy minister on Sunday warned that the survival of strike-hit Air France was in the balance following the departure of the company's chief executive over a pay dispute.

Air France-KLM boss resigns after staff reject pay deal

Paris - Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier's French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending weeks of strikes.

Korean Air staff rally against owners after 'nut' and 'water rage' scandals

Seoul - Hundreds of angry Korean Air employees took to the streets in Seoul demanding the overthrow of the firm's controversial controlling family Friday, after police failed to secure an arrest warrant for one daughter over allegations she sprayed juice over ...

Air France-KLM boss resigns after striking staff reject pay deal

Paris - Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier's French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending months of walkouts.

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world's busiest international air route

Fpo - The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route, with more than 30,500 flights between the cities in the year to February, a new study showed.

Shipwrecks found during MH370 search identified

Sydney - Two shipwrecks found during the hunt for missing flight MH370 in the remote Southern Ocean were identified Thursday as 19th century merchant vessels carrying coal, each crewed by up to 30 people.

Nut rage sister faces fruit juice questions in S. Korea

Seoul - The stony-faced daughter of a Korean billionaire, whose older sister was brought low by the "nut rage" scandal, apologised Tuesday as she reported to police for questioning over allegations she sprayed a business associate in the face with fruit juice....

Qatar Airways to expand despite 'large loss': chief

Doha - Qatar Airways will continue to expand even as it prepares to announce "large" annual losses due to a blockade by neighbours, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.

Korean Air boss apologises as hot-tempered daughters resign

Seoul - Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies.

FAA orders emergency jet engine inspections after US plane failure

New York - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead.

Engine maker urges rapid inspections after Southwest failure

New York - The maker of a jet engine that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead, called Friday for rapid inspections of all of its engines powering Boeing 737 aircraft.

Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos

Kathmandu - A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours until the plane was moved Friday.

Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids off runway

Kathmandu - Kathmandu airport was closed Friday after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said.

US airlines can still fly over Russia, Moscow says

Moscow - US airlines are still able to fly in Russian air space, the transport ministry assured on Wednesday despite a transit agreement between Washington and Moscow expiring shortly.

Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet

New York - Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.

One dead as jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight

Philadelphia - Catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas killed one person and forced an emergency landing Tuesday, the first fatal incident in US commercial aviation for nearly a decade.

US flights diverted as Russia permissions to expire

Washington - US airlines have begun diverting flights away from Russian airspace just hours before a deadline to renegotiate access agreements is to expire, the State Department said Tuesday.

One dead after Southwest jet engine failure: US official

New York - A catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas left one person dead and prompted an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Fresh clashes as anti-capitalists attempt to rebuild French camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Police said hundreds of activists attacked officers on Sunday ahead of a peaceful rally to protest the forced closure of an anti-capitalist camp in western France.
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